All personal information provided to The Petite Alternative will remain confidential and will not be disclosed to any outside organization. When you sign up for our e-mails, you are giving The Petite Alternative authorization to send you information on a regular basis regarding new products, trends, events or special promotions, via email. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you can select "unsubscribe" from any e-mail at any time. At The Petite Alternative, personal and sensitive information, such as credit card numbers are protected by using SSL encryption technology. This encrypts the data used over the internet so that your transactions are secure.
Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted. All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard and American Express. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service here or Privacy Statement here.